Hey there, fellow bloggers and readers, or just blogwalkers. It's been a while since my last post. I have been busy migrating this blog to a new domain. It's still a little unfinished, but most of it is there. I have installed the feedburner, if you want to subscribe early.
This month I posted my 68 most influential movies, which is a very tough post for me (not only the content, but blogger have 'accidentally' deleted some of my list! So I have to write half parts of it).
Let's focus to this movie report. May have been a bit colorful for the selection of movies. There's the classic and there's science-fiction. And there's a romance for sure.
In the middle of seeing the fight of two guys, I had a convincing thought on what gets through a relationship. So convincing I decided to put this on my 68 most influential movies. If I could give a romance rate for this movie, I'd be giving 15 out of 10! Not a choice for a guy to see, but girls hang on your seats before you get high on the lovesick :) Rating : 3,5 Stars
After long await, I finally can enjoy this latest Sofia Coppola movie. It's a bit late now, but better late than never. Why the excitement? I love her previous movies and I also a fan of Phoenix, a french indie band where Thomas Mars is the leading vocals. Phoenix is doing the film score in this movie.
Somewhere tells a story about a hard-living Hollywood actor re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.(imdb) The newborn actor, Johnny Marco appears to suffer anhedonia; a mental condition of feeling nothing or he believes he's nothing. It does seem the theme of celebrity ennui is still is Coppola's interest after Lost in Translation.
The whole appeal of this movie is the life of celebrity, the fame and glamorous life of living in a celebrity hotel, the ladies and travel overseas. It should be most appealing for Johnny Marco, but it seems he feels bored or empty inside, unable to feel the pleasure he's having in his life.
Tangled is a computer-animated movie produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Original titles were Rapunzel, as the original German fairy tale Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm. They changed the titles as the marketing strategy. Eventhough the changing title caused critics, but it seems the marketing strategy is working.
The story is about the magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.(imdb)
Have you ever had one of those movies that touches you, that everytime you read or heard the titles it ring a bell in your mind?
This post is a mark for me for starting this blog for a year now. This simple idea to made the blog lasted a year :) Thanks a lot for you guys who have been supporting and following the blog.
Now for non-movieholics this post might seem unnecessary, but for those who do love movies knows that movies have a big influence in their lives. Because I once read a statement from a known director, that movies should not have been made not because it want to lecture us. Movies are made because they have something to say.
Note, this list I've made based on movies I've seen since child. And this list has got nothing to do with awards. There were no particular explanation about the numbers on top, middle or bottom. This ones are purely something beautiful in mind and without a doubt memorable.
"Just 'cause you're beautiful, that doesn't mean that you can treat people like they don't matter."
A mix between high school life, Shakespeare's adaptation and sharp comedy is what I adore when I was a teenager seeing this movie. I was pretty much shy as a teenager and when you are a teenager, being popular is pretty much cool. But seeing Kat Stratford totally cool with being anti-social made my mind open about being popular. Oh, those were the days.
2. Scream (1996)
This is also from the days when I was a junior high. I saw this with my school mates. A mix between teenager life and thriller, and at the same time revealing the truth about scary movies is fun. The first ones are the ones that are original. So I don't really fond for the next sequels. Haven't watch Scream 4 though.
3. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
I have the habit to watch TV serials now over and over. I remembered watching several fairy tales right before I go to my kindergarten class, do you believe it? What I did not know that the tapes I watch (it was a betacam tape!) was actually being released 20 years before I was born. Magical.
It is interesting when a teenager movie wrapped in a wiser point of view. The result is an easy to digest but full of wisdom kind of way movie. Flipped is a love story, to sum up, but tells the story with two point of view. From the girl, Juli and the boy, Bryce. Two eighth graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites. Based on the novel "Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen.(imdb)
I have a fondness with old vintage things. This movie set in the '50s and use old tunes like my mother's favorite tunes. Madelinne Caroll plays a strong character as Julie. Deep impression also felt by John Mahoney who plays Bryce's grandfather, Chet. Using narration with back and forth plot does not felt confusing. It makes us learn more from both characters.
As a kid, we act like what is is. Spontaneously do things according to our personality. So right from the beginning we could see the difference between Juli and Bryce personality. From the start Juli is straightforward and stubborn but Bryce is still easily influenced from his surroundings.